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"An educated patient is an empowered patient. After years of confusion and delay, Maryland patients will now know if a 'cosmetic surgeon' is a real plastic surgeon. Given the recent rise in popularity of plastic surgery, many non-plastic surgery trained physicians have been calling themselves cosmetic surgeons and going to weekend courses in an attempt to perform cosmetic surgery. Previously there was no requirement, with many only stating they were 'board certified.' Many of my patients were shocked to learn that a 'cosmetic surgeon' was in fact a family medical doctor or ER physician with no formal training in plastic surgery. They didn't even know!"
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About Dr. Henry F. Garazo: Plastic surgeon Dr. Henry Garazo is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has been selected one of America's Top Plastic Surgeons by Consumers' Research Council of America for four consecutive years. He practices in his hometown of Hagerstown, Maryland, at The Galleria, 1140 Conrad Court, Hagerstown, Md., 21740-5905. Reach him at (301) 791-1800 or www.plasticsurgeryservices.net.
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